Interesting Websites

Classics Organisations 

The Classical Association – the national organisation for the promotion of classics

Liverpool CA – one of our neighbouring fellow CA branches

Manchester CA – one of our neighbouring fellow CA branches

The Classical Association of Ireland 

The Classical Association in Northern Ireland

The Classical Association of Scotland

Classics at Oxford Outreach – Oxford University’s classics outreach programme providing guidance and study or taster days free of charge to UK schools and community groups

Classics For All – provides funding to increase participation in Latin and Greek throughout schools

JACT and JSST – more information on the Joint Association for Classics Teachers and the multiple summer schools they help to organise

The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies – The Society was founded in 1879 to advance the study of Greek language, literature, history, art and archaeology in the Ancient, Byzantine and Modern periods.

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

The British Museum – the UK’s largest museum

The British School at Athens – an institute for advanced research

The British School at Rome – facilitates European research, runs summer courses in classics

 

Local Societies and Places of Historical Interest 

Chorley Historical and Archaeological Society  – meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month (except July) at Chorley Library. New members are welcome.

Fylde DFAS – the local Decorative and Fine Art society, which holds ten lectures a year, and an exciting programme of events to promote the arts at a local level on the Fylde.

The Fylde History Network  –  great network for local historians and Local History Societies in the Fylde working together; sharing contacts and ideas for speakers,  research topics and information about the history of the area.

Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

Lancashire County Council Museums

Lancashire Archaeological Society – Based in Preston, the aim of the LAS is to encourage and promote interest in archaeology and history, particularly of the County Palatine of Lancashire. There is a yearly programme of 5 evening talks, plus a members’ evening, and visits to sites of interest.

Lancashire Local History Federation – The Federation holds several meetings each year with a varied and interesting programme as well as an annual Spring Day School on Lancashire themes.

Lytham Hall

Lytham Heritage Society

Ribchester Roman Museum – Lancashire’s only specialist Roman museum, open daily.

Roman Roads Research Association  – The Roman Roads Research Association was formed to advance knowledge of the Roman road network and promote the study of Roman roads and Roman heritage throughout the British Isles.

 

Blogs, Articles & Sites

A Don’s Life – blog by Professor Mary Beard

Ben Kane – keep up to date with Ben’s latest ancient historical fiction books and events

Caroline Lawrence – keep up to date with the Roman Mysteries series and Caroline’s other publications

Edith Hall blog – articles by Professor Edith Hall, who visited the LSA CA in April 2016 (see if you can find her post about us!)

Tom Holland – keep up to date with the work of the broadcaster, author and historian

Llewelyn Morgan Blog – interesting articles by an Oxford don

Michael Scott – keep up to date with our President’s work, filming and events

Vindolanda Tablets Online

The lyre and the lexicon – an interesting, if now archived, blog

 

Teaching and Learning Resources

The Classics Library – hosts thousands of resources, all of which have been generously added to the ‘library’ by its own members. It is a hub for Classics teachers and academics, promoting events around the UK and overseas.

Perseus – a super quick way to access nearly every Latin and Greek text, also with very helpful vocabulary tools

Cambridge Latin Course – online help and resources for the UK’s most popular Latin teaching course.

UKLO – the homepage for the United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad, a great challenge for budding classicists

Memrise – an excellent way to learn facts and vocabulary from a huge range of languages

 

Miscellaneous

Greek Cosmos Art – Athenian artist Thanos produced the beautiful trophies for our Classics Competition